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Subject:  Re: Gas Prices.... Date:  10/2/2012  12:58 AM
Author:  warrl Number:  156025 of 181551

Did you know that the gas (Big Oil) companies' per gallon profit is
exceeded by the federal excise tax on the same gallon? Guess how
much of that goes toward reducing the deficit. You hand the government
more money, it just spends more money.


As I recall, the total US profits of every energy company combined would not be sufficient to pay the annual expenses of the US government's Department of Energy.
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